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1878 Documented Reliquary Bust with a major relic of St. Vincent de Paul, patron of charity & lost articles

Bronze reliquary bust on a stone base depicting St. Vincent de Paul, housing a major first-class ex dentis (of the tooth) relic of the Saint. The reliquary theca with a relic is centered on the lower part of the bust.  The reliquary bust comes with an original certification document issued in 1878 by Monsignor Adolphe-Louis-Albert Cardinal Perraud C.O. (†1906), Bishop of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon) and Superior General of Société de l’Oratoire de Jésus (1884–1901).

Saint Vincent de Paul († 1660) was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is a Holy Patron of charities; horses; hospitals; leprosy; lost articles; Madagascar; prisoners; Richmond, Virginia; spiritual help; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; Vincentian Service Corps; and volunteers. The Society of St Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 to sanctify its members through personal service to the poor. His feast day is commemorated on 27 September.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 32-RSAG-21
  • Size: the bust - 9 /12 inches (24 cm) tall, theca - 27 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1878
  • Origin: France
  • Materials: bronze, note, felt, silk, glass
  • Price: Price upon request
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